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Pharmacy 777 Pharmacists are committed to protecting our community from the spread of the COVID-19. 

COVID-19 vaccines help to protect our community against Coronavirus by preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19. Vaccinations are voluntary and free for everyone in Australia.

For the latest information, please visit the Department of Health's website, call the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 or seek guidance from your GP or Pharmacist.


 


Pharmacy 777 COVID-19 Vaccination Service

The Pharmacy 777 Group has over 70 locations approved as COVID-19 vaccination providers in WA, VIC, NSW, QLD and SA and vaccinations are administered in a private consultation room by your 777 Pharmacist. 

We are committed to supporting the Australian Government in providing COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community and can provide the Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccines to eligible people aged 5 years and over and the Nuvaxovid (Novavax) vaccine to eligible people aged 12 years and over.
 

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has approved three monovalent vaccines containing the monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant and four bivalent vaccines containing the Bivalent Original/Omicron BA.1 or BA.4/5 subvariant. Both Pfizer and Moderna monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5 vaccines are approved for primary course and booster doses in people aged 12 years and older, whereas only the Pfizer monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5 vaccine is recommended for primary course and booster dose in people aged 5 to 11 years. The Pfizer original is the only formulation available for use in children aged 6 months to 4 years. See the FAQs for more details.


Additional 2023 Booster Dose

An additional 2023 booster dose is recommended for all adults over the age of 75 if 6 months has passed after their last COVID-19 vaccine dose. See the FAQs for more details. 

A booster dose may be considered for the following individuals, if their last COVID-19 vaccine dose or confirmed infection (whichever is the most recent) was 6 months ago or longer, and regardless of the number of prior doses received, based on an individual risk benefit assessment with their immunisation provider:

  • All adults aged 65 to 74 years, and/or 
  • Adults aged 18 to 64 years with severe immunocompromise. 
  • Within the above groups, an additional 2023 COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be of most benefit for people who: 

-Have no known history of SARS-CoV-2 infection (and therefore are unlikely to have protection from hybrid immunity),
-Have medical comorbidities that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, or disability with significant or complex health needs, or
-Reside in a residential aged care facility.  

Did you have your first 2023 booster dose 6 months ago? You may be eligible for an additional booster dose: 


First 2023 Booster Dose

Individuals who were previously recommended a booster dose in February 2023 but have not yet received one are encouraged to receive a vaccine dose as soon as possible. 

To be eligible for the first 2023 booster dose 6 months after their last COVID-19 vaccine dose or confirmed infection (whichever is the most recent), regardless of the number of prior doses received, these individuals must be: 

  • Aged 65 years and over, or
  • Aged 18 to 64 years with medical comorbidities or disability with significant or complex health needs that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

 A booster dose may be considered for the following individuals: 

  • Individuals aged 18 to 64 years without risk factors for severe COVID-19 
  • Children and adolescents aged 5 to 17 years who have medical comorbidities that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, or disability with significant or complex health needs. 

Haven't had your first booster dose in 2023? You may still be eligible to receive your first booster dose: 


 

COVID-19 vaccine can be co-administered with influenza and other vaccines. Please contact your local 777 Pharmacist for more information.


Please check current booking availability below or contact your local 777 Pharmacist for further information.

If the appointment is for a child aged under 12 years, please ensure you have provided appropriate consent with a completed form.

If the appointment is for a child aged 12-15, please ensure you have provided appropriate consent with a completed form – please refer to the FAQs for full instructions.

 

Select your vaccination:

BOOK PFIZER MONOVALENT XBB.1.5 VACCINE

BOOK MODERNA MONOVALENT XBB.1.5 VACCINE

BOOK NOVAVAX VACCINE

BOOK PFIZER PAEDIATRIC XBB.1.5 VACCINE

Read the FAQs below prior to booking and ensure you bring your appropriate ID and consent if applicable.

 

Find out more:



What to expect:

  • If you are eligible, you can book online or chat with your local 777 Pharmacist to make your appointment
  • If booking online, type in your suburb or postcode and select your closest pharmacy
  • Choose a convenient date and time and follow the prompts
  • Read the factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health to prepare for your vaccination and what to bring    
  • If the appointment is for a child, ensure you have provided appropriate consent – refer to the FAQs
  • Attend your appointment
  • Follow the instructions of your Pharmacist during your appointment - find out more
  • Receive your vaccination and a printed or digital confirmation statement
  • After your appointment wait for a 15-minute observation period 
 

For information post your vaccination, please read information provided by the Australian Department of Health:

After your COVID-19 vaccination


For bookings, see:

PHARMACY COVID-19 VACCINATIONS


Read the FAQs prior to booking.

 


Your safety is our priority.

For public safety due to COVID-19, please follow the guidance of our Pharmacy team when attending your appointment to ensure we provide you with the personalised care and support you need.


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About COVID-19

To find out more about Coronavirus or COVID-19, see the links below:


COVID-19 SUPPORT

HEALTH DEPARTMENT INFO



Frequently Asked Questions


  • When am I eligible to be vaccinated in pharmacy?

    Everyone 5 years and over can now book an appointment for a primary course, or booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if 18 years and over at an approved pharmacy.*
    Some adolescents ages 12-17 years may also be eligible for a booster dose.

    *Please note each state has a different legislation for patient eligibility, please check with your 777 pharmacist. 

  • How do I provide consent for my child to be vaccinated?

    Vaccinations for children aged 12 to 15 years

    You will need to provide consent when your child attends the Pharmacy 777 COVID-19 Vaccination clinic.
    Download and complete the consent form for your child and bring this along to your child’s appointment.
    If you are unable to attend the appointment, send the form along with your child and a responsible person aged over 18 years.
    You will need to be available via telephone at the time of your child’s appointment to confirm consent with our vaccinating Pharmacist.


    Vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years

    You will need to provide consent when your child attends the Pharmacy 777 COVID-19 Vaccination clinic. Download and complete the consent form for your child and bring this along to your child’s appointment. If you are unable to attend the appointment, send the form along with your child and a responsible person aged over 18 years.
    You will need to be available via telephone at the time of your child’s appointment to confirm consent with our vaccinating Pharmacist.
     


     

     

  • I've had COVID-19, do I still need to get COVID-19 vaccinations?

    If you have tested positive for COVID-19, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends that all people should wait for 6 months after a confirmed COVID-19 infection, before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine dose.

    The next scheduled dose of COVID-19 vaccination should then be given as soon as possible after 6 months, and you should still have all the recommended doses. 

    Vaccination is likely to enhance the protection induced by infection. The interval between infection and vaccination enhances the protection from vaccination by further boosting the immune response, including immune memory response, generated following infection.

    This change in recommendation applies to all people who are recommended to receive COVID-19 vaccination (i.e., from 5 years and above), regardless of how many COVID-19 vaccine doses they have received.

    For more information please visit the WA Health website here

  • What about a booster dose?

    ATAGI recommends a 2023 COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for individuals, if their last COVID-19 vaccine dose or confirmed infection (whichever is the most recent) was 6 months ago or longer, aged 75 years and over.

    A booster dose may be considered for individuals aged 65 to 74 years, and/or individuals aged 18-64 years with severe immunocompromise without risk factors for severe COVID-19, and at-risk children and adolescents aged 5-17 years with medical comorbidities that increase their risk of severe COVID-19 or disability with significant or complex health needs , if their last COVID-19 vaccine dose or confirmed infection (whichever is the most recent) was 6 months ago or longer.
     

  • What is a 'bivalent' vaccine?

    A bivalent vaccine means it can produce an immune response against two different antigens (an antigen is any substance that can stimulate an immune response in the body e.g. bacteria, viruses, pollen etc). The two antigens in a vaccine may be two different viruses, or two variations of one virus. The Bivalent Original/Omicron vaccine consists of two variations of the COVID-19 virus, the original strain and the omicron strain.
     
    Studies found that the safety profile of the Bivalent vaccine is similar to the first or second booster of the original (ancestral virus-based) vaccine. 

    All currently available COVID-19 vaccines are expected to boost neutralising antibodies and thereby provide additional protection against any infection and longer lasting protection against severe disease as a booster dose. 
     

     
  • There are so many vaccines available now, which vaccine is currently recommended?

    All currently available COVID-19 vaccines are expected to provide benefits to eligible individuals. However, for children aged 5 years or older and adults who require primary or additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the new monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5 vaccines are preferred over other vaccine options, as stated in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

    For eligible children aged 6 months to 4 years, Pfizer Original 6 month to 4 years is the only available formulation for this age group.

    If an individual has already received all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in 2023, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) does not recommend further doses or re-vaccination with an XBB.1.5-containing vaccine. 

  • What is the best timing interval between other vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines?

    The Department of Health have advised a COVID-19 vaccine can be given on the same day as an influenza vaccine.  

    For the timing between the COVID-19 vaccine and any other vaccines, please speak to your Pharmacist, GP or immunising health care professional about the most appropriate time to make your appointment.  
     

     

     

  • Am I up-to-date with my COVID-19 vaccinations?

    Protection from a primary course (usually 2 doses) of COVID-19 vaccine wanes over time and protection is reduced against the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Because of this, all adults who have not received a recommended COVID-19 vaccine dose as per February 2023 guidelines are encouraged a booster dose as soon as possible to remain up-to-date. However, if you’re aged over 75, you can receive your additional booster dose from 6 months after your last booster dose. For more information, see the What about a booster dose? FAQ above.

     


  • How can I prepare for my appointment?

    Please read the factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health to prepare for your vaccination. 

    For further support, please chat with your Pharmacist or GP.

  • How do I know when to book in a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

    It is recommended that you receive the two primary course doses of your COVID-19 vaccine as the same brand. We recommend planning ahead for two doses.  Optimal protection against COVID-19 will not occur until about one to two weeks after your second dose.
     

    Individuals aged 12 years and over  

    The recommended interval between dose 1 and dose 2 of the Spikevax (Moderna) or Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine for individuals aged 12 years and over is 8 weeks. The interval between the doses can be shortened to a minimum of 3 weeks.      
    An additional 3rd primary course dose is recommended for severely immunocompromised individuals, given 8 weeks after the second dose. 
    Patients who have commenced their primary course with an original (ancestral) or bivalent vaccine are recommended to complete the course with the monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5-based vaccine.     


    Children aged 5 to 11 years 

    The recommended interval between dose 1 and dose 2 of the Comirnaty (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years is 8 weeks.
    An additional 3rd primary course dose is recommended for severely immunocompromised individuals, given 8 weeks after the second dose.
    Patients who have commenced their primary course with an original (ancestral) or bivalent vaccine are recommended to complete the course with the monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5-based vaccine.     

     

    Nuvaxovid (Novavax) 
    The recommended interval between dose 1 and dose 2 of the Nuvaxovid (Novavax) vaccine is 8weeks. The interval between the doses can be shortened to a minimum of 3 weeks.      


    Please talk to our Pharmacists if you need to confirm what the timing should be between the appointments. 


  • What about side effects?

    Please ask your Doctor or Pharmacist for the latest specific advice about side effects.

    You can use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker if you have concerns about any symptoms  after your vaccine. 

    The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.  

    If you think a COVID-19 vaccine has caused a side effect, you can  report it. Reports of suspected side effects help the TGA monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety. 

    Our pharmacy can report side effects to the TGA on your behalf, or you can report your side effects yourself. Visit the TGA website to find out how.  

     
  • Why do I need to wait 15 minutes after my vaccination?

    If a serious reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine occurs, it will usually occur within 15 minutes of being vaccinated . It is important for you to wait in the pharmacy for 15 minutes after being vaccinated so you can be observed for any serious reactions.

    Pharmacists who deliver vaccinations are trained in first aid and CPR and know how to respond to an anaphylactic reaction. In the unlikely event of a severe reaction, the Pharmacist and other pharmacy team members will act immediately to provide emergency assistance. 

     

     
  • What is happening with the COVID-19 Vaccination Program and pharmacy roll out?

    For the latest information on the COVID-19 Vaccination roll out, please see the Australian Government Department of Health website or our Coronavirus Support information.

    Over 50 Pharmacy 777 locations are approved vaccination providers.
    Spikevax (Moderna), Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccines will be available for bookings to support you.

     

     
  • What is Coronavirus and latest news affecting Australia?

    Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases. For more information, please click here.

    For the latest information on the COVID-19 alerts for Australia, please see the Australian Government Department of Health website.
     

  • How do I cancel my appointment?

    For cancellations or changes within 24 hours of your appointment:
    Please call the Pharmacy 777 location you made your booking with and our team can help you rebook. 

    For cancellations or changes outside 24 hours of your appointment:
    Please you can either call, visit or email your pharmacy to cancel or reschedule. 

    Following your cancellation, to book a new appointment:
    Simply scroll up to the booking buttons on this page to start a new booking and schedule a new time or date.